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saint fu 03-13-2012 09:08 PM

diagnos my Molly please
 
so about a week ago i brought home three mollies. before the week was up two of the three were dead, and they took 3 of my other fish that i have had for over a month with them. i never saw any indications that anything was wrong.
today my remaining molly is swimming almost vertical, sometimes looking like he may flip over backwards.
i had done a water change right before i lost the fish.
i had my water tested at my LFS and was told that my PH was a little low, but all else looked fine. the tank is heavily planted and my ammonia, nitrates/nitrites were fine.
i'm afraid the mollies may have brought a disease or something home with them. i don't see any irregularities on their fins, and they are all eating and swimming fine.
any help would be much appreciated before i loose any more fishies.

many thanks,
Ross

GwenInNM 03-13-2012 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by saint fu (Post 1012639)
so about a week ago i brought home three mollies. before the week was up two of the three were dead, and they took 3 of my other fish that i have had for over a month with them. i never saw any indications that anything was wrong.
today my remaining molly is swimming almost vertical, sometimes looking like he may flip over backwards.
i had done a water change right before i lost the fish.
i had my water tested at my LFS and was told that my PH was a little low, but all else looked fine. the tank is heavily planted and my ammonia, nitrates/nitrites were fine.
i'm afraid the mollies may have brought a disease or something home with them. i don't see any irregularities on their fins, and they are all eating and swimming fine.
any help would be much appreciated before i loose any more fishies.

many thanks,
Ross


You can't really trust what the petstores tell you as far as "fine" water parameters. Having been a Petsmart just days ago, and asking them about their ph level and being told 4.1, I have to laugh. It was over 8 when I tested their water at my house. So, rather than say your levels are "fine" you want to know what they actually are. Sorry about your fish :) How long has your tank been set up?

Gwen




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